Fugro Wraps Up First Phase of Rampion Cable Laying

Fugro has completed the first phase of cable laying works at the Rampion offshore wind farm, after installing 60 cables – three more than originally planned.

The operations started in August, with the subsea construction vessel Fugro Symphony transporting some 75km of cable to the Rampion site. Its sister vessel Fugro Saltire completed cable burial in November using Fugro’s Q1400 subsea trenching system.

Both vessels will return next spring to install the remaining 62 cables in phase two. Completion is expected by summer 2017.

Mike Daniel, business manager for construction at Fugro Subsea Services, said: “The cable laying operation at the Rampion site shows the successful integration of our trenching services with full subsea cable installation for offshore wind farm developers. We have been particularly satisfied with the performance of the new track base unit we developed for our FCV deepwater ROVs.” 

Photo: Image: Fugro